News & Events

  • At the beginning of fall term, Augusta Terkildsen ’19, who lives on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, faced a decision. Should she return to Hanover for her sophomore year at Dartmouth? Or should she join members of her tribe, the Oglala Sioux, who, with others, are trying to block the proposed Dakota Access oil pipeline, which opponents consider a serious threat to the region’s drinking water?

    Terkildsen '19 enrolled in ENVS/NAS 18: Native Peoples in a Changing...

  • Dartmouth’s new AAAS fellows include Nathaniel Dominy, a professor of anthropology and biological sciences; Eugene Santos Jr., a professor of engineering at Thayer School of Engineering; Surachai Supattapone, a professor of biochemistry and cell biology at the Geisel School of Medicine; and Ross Virginia, the Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science.

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  • The Fulbright Arctic Initiative scholars and team visited Secretary of State John Kerry following the conclusion of Fulbright Arctic Week, October 24-28 in Washington DC. The scholars participated in policy meetings and public engagement events, including a capstone symposium showcasing the results of the Fulbright Arctic Scholars’ research and collaborations over the preceding 18 months.

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  • Oliver Edelson ’18 is anxiously awaiting the outcome of Tuesday’s election. He says one of the most important things the next U.S. president can do is fix the nation’s “broken” food system.

    That’s also the mission of a new national organization called Plate of the Union, which is calling for the reform of food and farm policies at the federal level. Taking its campaign to college campuses, Plate of the Union held a competitive grant competition, and Dartmouth’s...

  • In North Dakota, the tents and teepees have been up for months. Native Americans and environmental protesters trying to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. Its sponsors want to ship oil to Illinois. Opponents say it’s a danger to water supplies and a desecration of sacred sites. Last week hundreds of police moved in hard. There were dramatic clashes and 140 arrests. The protesters are still there. Winter is coming.  This hour On Point,  the standoff over the Dakota Access Pipeline. — ...

  • Come to the Environmental Studies Africa FSP booth at the Off Campus Programs Fair!

    Guarini Institute Off Campus Programs Fair
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016
    Collis Common Ground

    ENVS Africa FSP Application Deadlines:
    November 7 - For those who are off winter term
    February 1 - for those who are on winter term

  • In late August, Dartmouth graduate alumna Melody Brown Burkins, GR '98 (ENVS 80.08: Science Policy and Diplomacy), became the first woman to ever chair a U.S. delegation to the 35th International Geological Congress (IGC) hosted by the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) in Cape Town, South Africa.

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  • Plate of the Union: Panel Discussion
    Thursday, October 20
    4:30 PM
    L01 Carson

    Join the student-led Plate of the Union Campus Challenge team for a discussion about solutions for our broken food system and what actions all of us, as both consumers and citizens, can take to achieve this vision. Guest panelists include: Laurie Ristino, Director of the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at VLS; Ben Falk...

  • In recent years, some backcountry skiers and snowboarders have been cutting their own trails through wooded areas, sometimes illegally and without permission from landowners. The unfortunate results: erosion, the destruction of wildlife habitat, and damage to plant species.

    In an effort to prevent such damage in the Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF), the Environmental Studies Program is teaming up with forest managers and the Rochester Area Sports Trails Alliance (RASTA) on an...

  • Aquaculture—raising fish rather than harvesting wild species—is one way to feed a growing population without depleting fish stocks. But for the most part, farmed fish eat food whose protein and fat ingredients are made from other fish. To Professor Anne Kapuscinski, that doesn’t make a lot of sense.

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